This year was a great one for science fiction and fantasy that transcended genre boundaries. Novels that appeared to be science fiction turned out to be fantasies, and stories that began as outer space battles turned into thought-provoking meditations on the political future of humanity. Not surprisingly, given that the past few years have been economically and politically tumultuous around the world, the science fiction and fantasy published this year were often about worlds in transition. Or worlds on the brink of collapse. Here are our picks for the very best science fiction and fantasy books of 2012.
This was a banner year for science fiction and fantasy books— and choosing the year's best titles was harder than usual. Fromtime-slashing serial killers to grand space operas to Kafka-esque nightmares,this was a year of brilliant reads. Here are the 20 best science fiction andfantasy books of 2013.
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We’re awarding the best science fiction and fantasy books of 2013 based on the works that not only transported us to impossible, only-dreamt-of lands, but also held up a lens to contemporary society. Authors , and made us confront the uncomfortable truths about dating, healthcare and the written word. Legends including , and wrapped up or continued beloved series about radical futures. and took us on incredible journeys through the eyes of young-but-wise narrators. and took risks with out-there premises that paid off in droves. And took a break from killing our favorite characters to edit the ultimate girl-power anthology featuring new short stories from SFF greats. What a year!